MacVoices #14035: Matt Neuburg Wrote The Book on iOS 7 Programming

You could say that Matt Neuburg wrote the book on iOS 7 programming. Actually, he wrote 2 books this time around, iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals: Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics and Programming iOS 7, the gold standard in their class. Matt and Chuck discuss the maturity and stability and the goods and the bass of iOS 7, what programming means to the average user and the relationship between programming and classical studies.

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TidBITS Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg has been writing for the publication since 1991, concentrating on issues surrounding word processing, databases and text organization programs, scripting and innovative programming systems, and a variety of utilities. He has written some popular freeware programs, such as MemoryStick and NotLight. He has created the online documentation for a number of applications, such as Script Debugger and Opal. He has written books about programming Frontier, REALbasic, and AppleScript, and is the author of various Take Control ebooks. You can find out more about him on his site, Some Things by Matt Neuburg and connect with him on Google+


iOS 7 Programming Fundamentals: Objective-C, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics by Matt Neuburg

Programming iOS 7 by Matt Neuburg


I love listening to the great Neuburg.

ChuckJoiner moderator

Not sure I would go quite that far, though there is no question that a key focus has been to provide visual appeal. Some choices enhance the OS from a usability standpoint, and some don't. Here's hoping that a more consistent approach from a function standpoint is a priority going forward.


Apple has been making gratuitous UI changes, sacrificing consistency and usability for eye candy and style, ever since Next took over.  This saddens me as I see one of Apple's key values (established with the introduction of the original Mac in 1984) being degraded.  There no longer seems to be a strong advocate within Apple to keep usability as the highest priority.  Apple is losing its soul.

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